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Henderson Heritage Museum

1 Historic Courthouse Sq Ste 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5044
+1 828-693-4226
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better than expected

when you start your visit it seems that there is only a few rooms but you wind up following a path... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
rusty a
Henderson County Heritage Museum

There a lot of history in this place. You could spend the whole day in there. It is really good and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Maggie C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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On your journey we want you to visit with the people, learn of their contributions, and reflect on milestone events that helped shape their lives and Henderson County, North Carolina. We would like for you to view “evidences of yesterday” that will remind you of the heritage that has been the legacy of this county’s pioneers. Colorful exhibits, diorama, educational programs, research, and collections reflect how the people of this county responded to their cultural, educational, political, and natural environments. This Museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits a collection of historical and cultural artifacts. The process takes many shapes, forms, and media. This museum, found within the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, seeks to preserve history and a sense of place. Consisting of six rooms, approximately 2000 square feet, the Museum spaces are designed for flexibility, capability, and versatility.
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1 Historic Courthouse Sq Ste 4, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5044
+1 828-693-4226
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

when you start your visit it seems that there is only a few rooms but you wind up following a path leading to many rooms full of history from early settlers to civil war to present times. you will find for such a small town...More

Thank rusty a
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There a lot of history in this place. You could spend the whole day in there. It is really good and I recommend it to everyone.

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you're looking to brush up on the history of Henderson County, this is a great place to learn more.

Thank Pamela4884
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went into the courthouse to use the bathrooms, and stumbled upon this wonderful history museum. They had so many different interesting exhibits. We couldn't believe that this little town had so much to offer.

Thank Gayle R
Reviewed 21 July 2017

There are several galleries to explore. There is a train gallery that the kids and kid at heart will enjoy. There are ,any interesting artifacts and pictures throughout.

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Free to get in. Museum staff was kind, friendly and very informative. Partially guided then you go around on your own. Nice display of train route in the area from older days. History of the wars, lots of things to look at. Very interesting collection.

1  Thank Trudy M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Got a personal tour from one of the ladies working there and she had a wealth of information on the area and on the items on display at the museum. Very impressive.

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well done displays of history of the county. Material and artifacts are quality, and well laid out and described. See the model train layout too.

2  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We got so much more from this visit than we expected! The building is basically original and very beautiful. We met a retired judge, a Vietnam vet, who owns much of the military collection which spans from the Civil War to Desert Storm. (We took...More

4  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

we went in there looking for a bathroom and came out amazed at what a jewel it was there is alot of great historic information in there from henderson county and its free..very interesting place..

1  Thank rpruitt4
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
I think a couple of hours will do it. It's a guided tour (free) and it kinda depends on how many questions and how much conversation you do with the guide. The guide can be very engaging. Enjoy. Be sure to visit the Mast... More